Academic Writing for Doctoral Students (from B2)

info.gifThis module is principally for doctoral students. Tasks will be based on topics selected by the participants.


Learning outcomes

  • Write clear, well-structured, extended academic texts in an appropriate style (articles, reports, thesis abstracts, introductions, results, discussions, conclusions, etc.)
  • Employ adequate argumentative techniques (describe a process, give a point of view, exemplify ideas, define terms, etc.)
  • Apply the conventions, language and principles of academic writing in one's own field
  • Know how to use references and citation without plagiarism
  • Maintain a high level of grammatical accuracy
  • Understand intercultural and/or interdisciplinary differences in academic writing
  • Edit one's own and colleagues' texts, providing constructive feedback and improving them stylistically and grammatically

Practical information

Pre-registration dates and deadlines   All information
Required level B2/C1 Level descriptor
Structure of the module
(per week)
> Group 2 periods
  > Multimédia Centre (EMA)* --
Timetable Fixed according to the availability of the participants All information
Fees Language Center courses are only for members of the UNIL community (with a few exceptions). All information

*When indicated, the multimedia space for independent learning (EMA) is an integrated part of the course. It can be “online registration” or “free access” (details)

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